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|Creator:||Hutchinson, Abraham R.|
|Title:||Abraham R. Hutchinson, Coffinmaker and Cabinetmaker Daybooks|
|Abstract:||Consists mostly of three daybooks kept by a Nottingham, N.J., coffinmaker and cabinet maker which mention the jobs he performed, his clients, and prices paid for his work.|
|Quantity:||0.33 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 165|
Abraham R. Hutchinson was a Nottingham, (was in Burlington County, but became a part of Mercer County in 1838) N.J. coffinmaker and cabinetmaker who performed various jobs for many individuals, including coffin and gravestone construction, furniture construction and repair, and also odd jobs such as raking wheat and picking peaches. He also sold farm related items like manure, hay, and corn.
The collection consists of three daybooks that list Abraham Hutchinson's daily business transactions, mostly coffin and furniture construction tasks. Listed next to each client name and task perfomed was the price charged and whether or not it was paid.
There are also a series of returned bank checks signed by A.R. Hutchinson, two receipts for the purchase of funeral plots and a newspaper clipping from the "Monmouth Democrat" newspaper dated December 27, 1894 which details the changing funerary customs of the time.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Hutchinson, Abraham R.|
|Coffin industry--New Jersey--Nottingham.|
|Funeral rites and ceremonies--New Jersey--Nottingham.|
|Burlington County (N.J.)|
|Nottingham (N.J. : Township)|
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 165, Abraham R. Hutchinson, Coffinmaker and Cabinetmaker Daybooks, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Daybooks and other documents
|1||4||Checks, clipping, receipts||1859-1892|
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